New Teenage Drivers 🙄

My 16 yo is learning to drive.  The other day, I gave him feedback about his driving.  He has a bad habit of getting out of the car without first turning off the car and removing the keys.  I shared my observation with him and pointed out that he has done this on multiple occasions.  He…

I Was Feeling Exceptionally Sulky…

   The other day I was driving in my car and speaking to the Lord.  I had forgotten my phone so my never-ending supply of sermon podcasts and music playlist were not available to distract me from a conversation with God.    I was really frustrated with everything! Have you ever been in that type…

Amazing Love

     “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 1 Timothy‬ ‭4:12‬ ‭NIV‬ This phenomenal picture makes me want to cry!  It’s a snapshot that a Baltimore Police Officer took of a teen boy praying…

The Downfall of Lazy Dieting

   I’ve come to the realization that I need to lose 20 pounds. So I’ve started a “dieting” plan. I use that term loosely. Really, I’m just watching what I eat. And by watching, I mean … I watch with loving adoration the cake, parfait, and cookies I place into my mouth. And I watch…

Strength In The Battle

   Keep your head up! There’s a war raging around us!  But Good News:  We’re on the Victorious Side!!! “…Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”  2 Chronicles 20:15

Let Me Finish!!!!

    My youngest son has an annoying habit of cutting you off as you discipline (ok long lecture) him about his behavior. It’s very irritating because just as you’re getting warmed up with a poetic, Shakespearean-long, flowing speech about the why nots and wherefores of his behavior, he cuts you off to dispute! My oldest…

Lost!  If Found, Please Return to….

 At some point in everyone’s life, they lose something. It could be as simple as lost keys or as significant as a close loved one. No matter what, loss creates a negative impact on our lives. It leaves a void that many times, we are ill equipped to fill. In Luke 15, the bible illustrates…

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road???

I saw a chicken cross the road today. Literally: a real chicken crossing a real (and busy) street. It seemed so odd and out of place. I will admit, my first inclination was to jump out my car and grab that chicken! Whatever man, don’t judge me. The price of eggs today is ridiculous. Luckily,…

 One Smooth Stone

There was this boy named David.  He was the youngest of his family.  He had older brothers and a father who pretty much considered him inconsequential, a trivial thing.  When a man of God came to their home and told the father, Jesse, to line up all his sons (he was to anoint one King),…

Hello ….. Anybody There?

Have you ever had a close family member or friend that suddenly stopped talking to you? For no reason at all? You send texts and emails with no response? You try calling them but have a strong suspicion that they are hitting the ignore button when they see your name on caller id.  Suddenly with…

But Nevertheless, If You Say So….

Has God ever told you to do something and you said, What??? Why???  How????  Or maybe you got an “unction” (something within you that says, “Do This”) and it’s totally illogical or really out of your character?  Well that’s what happened to Peter in the bible. In Luke 5:1-7, it tells the story of Peter,…

Make God, Your God

So for the most part, I don’t have a problem with the 10 commandments.  God’s commandments are a great “guide” to live your life by: wise counsel to keep you humble and stay on track.  Do not kill: when your husband and kids get on your last nerve – critical to keep in mind.  Do…